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Today in Hockey History: Nov. 30

Today in Hockey History: Nov. 30

November 30th, 2020 This date in 2005 saw a major trade that forever changed two franchises. Also, one of the greatest players in National League Hockey history hit a significant milestone. In addition, Nov. 30 was a very busy date on Long Island and for some of the biggest names in the game A Huge Date in...
Brian Burke Feels the Pittsburgh Penguins' Window to Win has Closed

Brian Burke Feels the Pittsburgh Penguins' Window to Win has Closed

November 29th, 2020 Brian Burke has never been shy to speak his mind and recently on an episode of the Spittin' Chiclets podcast, the ex-general manager turned media personality did exactly that. The surprising part was he took a shot at the Pittsburgh Penguins. Burke, who admitted his love and admiration for...
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November 14th, 2020
Pittsburgh Penguins

Hockey rivalries have been around since the NHL was founded 1917. The Pittsburgh Penguins have had rivals since they joined the league in 1967 with the six-team expansion. Among the trash talk, bitter battles and playoff competition, the following teams can be considered the Penguins’ fiercest rivals of the Sidney Crosby era. Washington Capitals Step aside Philly, there’s a new antagonist in town. The Capitals vs. Penguins rivalry has been one of the most publicized since Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin’s rookie seasons in 2005-06. While the Crosby vs. Ovechkin battle escalated the rivalry, league realignment, playoff matchups, and questionable hits by players on both teams have fueled the fire. Battles between the two have been more intense since the 2013-14 NHL realignment, which put both clubs in the Metropolitan Division. Not only do the teams go head-to-head four times a year and battle mercilessly for one of the top three spots in the division, but the animosity...
November 12th, 2020
Penguins History

This has been a very interesting and busy date in National Hockey League history. A legendary arena opened, a bitter rivalry began and a whole slew of Hockey Hall of Famers had big moments throughout the years. Maple Leafs’ Memories The first NHL game ever played at the Maple Leaf Gardens took place on this date in 1931. Remarkably, owner Conn Smythe gets his new arena built in just five months. The largest crowd, 13,233, to ever watch a hockey game made their way through the turnstiles, paying anywhere from 95 cents to $2.75 for their tickets. During a pregame ceremony, Toronto Maple Leafs captain Hap Day tells the big crowd that the team will win the Stanley Cup that season. While things didn’t go well on opening night, as the visiting Chicago Blackhawks won 2-1, the Maple Leafs did end the 1931-32 season with a championship celebration. The Blackhawks also won the final game ever played at Maple Leaf Gardens, on Feb. 13,...
November 11th, 2020
Previews and Predictions

Pittsburgh Penguins' general manager Jim Rutherford made some changes to his defence and goaltending this offseason. The Penguins' top four on the blueline will likely remain the same as last season, but their bottom pair will look completely different, as the organization moved on from Justin Schultz and Jack Johnson. To replace them, Rutherford acquired Mike Matheson from the Florida Panthers and signed Cody Ceci.  Mike Matheson, Florida Panthers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) On top of the new additions on defence, they've hired Todd Reirden as an assistant coach. Reirden was an assistant with Penguins from 2010-11 to 2013-14 before joining the Washington Capitals as an assistant coach and later became the club's head coach. He will oversee the Penguins' defence group and the power play.  Rutherford also traded goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators for a third-round pick. Murray had been the team's starter for the last four seasons, but now the Penguins...
November 11th, 2020
Penguins Goaltending

Craig Anderson will go down as one of the best goaltenders in the history of the Ottawa Senators, according to Pierre Dorion, his former general manager. Regardless, the NHL is a 'what have you done for me lately' business, and the Senators decided they needed to refresh their crease and brought in ex-Pittsburgh Penguins netminder, Matt Murray. The Penguins should do themselves a favour and keep an eye on Anderson as training camp approaches. He's an unrestricted free agent who would fit well with the club. Anderson will turn 40 next season but has offered no indication that he is ready to hang up the pads. He is coming off a down season with the struggling Senators, who were a young team that left their goaltenders out to dry on a regular basis. He finished 2019-20 with a .902 save percentage (SV%) and a 3.25 goals-against average (GAA), numbers that don't jump off the page. However, he finished the 2017 campaign with a 2.27 GAA and a .926 SV% including an impressive playoff...
November 10th, 2020
Penguins Prospects

A lot of talk has been made in recent memory about the Pittsburgh Penguins and their “window of opportunity” for another Stanley Cup closing. As long as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are on the team, there is always a good opportunity for a championship, but they are aging and the game is getting younger around them. It’s not just the game that is getting younger, though. The Penguins organization has been implementing a focus on youth in attempts to extend its window. The focus on youth has brought about a large number of capable prospects that will form the future of the Penguins. While some of these players may be “untouchable,” they all form what are the top-10 prospects currently in the Penguins organization. 10: Joshua Maniscalco A recent college signing from Arizona State University, Joshua Maniscalco is one of the top puck-moving defensemen in the Penguins’ system. Being a playmaker has always been the best part of Maniscalco’s game, even during his...
November 6th, 2020
Penguins Transactions

It hasn't been a normal NHL offseason by any means. With the shortened regular season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league was forced to push back virtually every offseason event including the playoffs, draft and free agency. But, one thing has remained fairly normal, the number, or lack of, moves made by general manager Jim Rutherford and the Pittsburgh Penguins. General manager Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) It seems like forever since the Penguins made the blockbuster trade to acquire Phil Kessel. Was that the organization's last big-time acquisition made during the offseason? If you're not counting the deal that sent Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes last offseason, then the answer is yes. They did make a deal in 2017 and sent Oskar Sundqvist to the St. Louis Blues in return for Ryan Reaves. However, considering the short cup of coffee Reaves had with Pittsburgh, that trade seems irrelevant. Rutherford...

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10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins in Franchise History

The Penguins have been supremely fortunate to offer their fans two of the game's all-time legends in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. But it takes more than a single superstar to win Cups, they need other greats to support them. These players as well as some of the legends in the team's storied... January 2nd, 2020

Penguins Hockey - The Last Days of the Igloo

Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena, affectionately known as The Igloo and former home of Penguins hockey, is finally being demolished. - Story by Brian Lutz Strange things happen before every Pittsburgh Penguins home game. Up until game time, everyone lucky enough to secure tickets does the same... October 24th, 2011